Trooper Stephen J Arbuthnot 876. Unit: 5th Reinforcements, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF.
Trooper Stephen J Arbuthnot 876. Unit: 5th Reinforcements 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF.
Advanced cross country riding at the Italian Cavalry School in 1906
In the first decades of the 20th century the Italian Cavalry School at Tor di Quinto near Rome was - along with the French Cavalry School at Saumur - the leading institution for horsemanship in the world. Tor di Quinto was probably the foremost academy for advanced cross country riding. As you can see from the photographs below (taken in 1906) the elite of the Italian cavalry officers had to master some rather difficult situations, without falling from the saddle ..... Still in the 1930's…
A Peril of the Plains, Frederic Remington
A Peril of the Plains Frederic Remington ca. 1890 Gouache on paper Bequest of Robert W. Purcell 92.4 Publication: John Bidwell, “The First Emigrant Train to California,” Century Magazine (November, 1890), p. 106.